'''Edward Carpenter''' (29 August 1844 – 28 June 1929) was an English socialism|socialist poet
, and early activist for LGBT social movements|rights for homosexuals
[Warren Allen Smith: ''Who's Who in Hell, A Handbook and International Directory for Humanists, Freethinkers, Naturalists, Rationalists, and Non-Theists'', Barricade Books, New York, 2000, p. 186; .]
A poet and writer, he was a close friend of Rabindranath Tagore
, and a friend of Walt Whitman
["Excerpt from Gay Roots Vol. 1: THE GAY SUCCESSION The following document first appeared in ''Gay Sunshine Journal'' 35 (1978) and was reprinted as an appendix to the Allen Ginsberg interview in the book ''Gay Sunshine Interviews'', Volume 1, Gay Sunshine Press, 1978." http://www.leylandpublications.com/exc_gaysuccess.html, retrieved 09/16/2014]
He corresponded with many famous figures such as Annie...